Illya Azaroff

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Illya Azaroff, Associate Professor

» BSAS Architecture and BA Geography from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a Bachelors
» Masters in Architecture from Pratt Institute

Professor Azaroff is an award winning Artist and Architect that for the past nine years has served as director of design at the design collective studio in New York City, where he engages in experimental cross disciplinary collaborations often resulting in site specific installations, performances and exhibition. His work has been presented around the US, Asia and Europe where he seeks to engage the public by illuminating the human condition, altering physical and psychological perception and providing a fertile ground for public discussion. Throughout the years Illya has collaborated with scores of fellow artists and architects, including Raumlabor Berlin, Estudio BC in Barcelona, Freefall ltd., and Strudelmedia in New York to name a few.

Prior to coming to New York he worked in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands on projects ranging from performance, furniture design, production, interior design and small projects to large mixed use buildings, international airports and urban planning projects.

Professor Azaroff's work has been published in various magazines and books including "Living Large in Small Spaces" by Harry N Abrams, The New York Times, Village Voice, Oculus Magazine, and Architext Magazine to name a few.He holds multiple degrees including a Bachelors of Science of Architectural Studies and Bachelors of Arts in Geography from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a Bachelors and Masters of Architecture from Pratt Institute where he graduated with honors. In addition he has lectured at various institutions including Penn State University, Pratt Institute, New York Institute of Technology, and the School for Visual Arts.

Mr. Azaroff is honored to be serving as the Vice President for Design Excellence (2007-09) at the AIA New York Chapter and the board of directors of the Center for Architecture. He is also on the advisory board for Fulcrum Magazine, and serves as co-chair of the exhibitions committee at the Center for Architecture

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